Grateful Dead Live at Springfield Civic Center on 1979-01-15
Jack Straw, Jack A Roe, Cassidy, Row Jimmy, Mama Tried-> Mexicali Blues, Stagger Lee, Passenger, Deal
I Need A Miracle-> Shakedown Street, From The Heart Of Me, Terrapin Station-> Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> Playin' In The Band-> Casey Jones, E: Johnny B. Goode
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadVenue Springfield Civic CenterLocation Springfield, MASource SBD -> Cassette Master (Sony D5) -> Cassette (Sony D5)Lineage Cassette (Nakamichi DR-1) -> Sound Devices 744T (24bit/96k) -> Adobe Audition v1.5 -> Samplitude Professional v10.21 -> FLAC/16Transferred by Charlie Miller
-- Set 2 is seamless
-- Sound quality improves as show goes on
-- The pitch is not perfect, but it's a lot better than it was
-- Thanks to David Young and Rich Rothenberg for the tapes
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction
November 9, 2012
I enjoyed it!
I thought this show was pretty hot. The playing was pretty tight and interesting throughout the whole show, although vocals all around were kinda weak Sound quality was pretty good through most of it.
First set was well played and to the point. Although some very funny vocals indeed at the ending of Deal. Almost like Donna had to start singing to cover up Bob's screaming like a little boy.
Second set had some cool jams, some of them pretty out there. The Miracle > Shakedown is real fun, wait for the build! I didn't think the Terrapin flubbed around too badly, although it wasn't by any means outstanding.
Anyway the jamming was nice and the Playin' was sweet. I though the musicianship all around was real hot. Some tribal fun with the eight limbed drummer then some real cool spacey fun with the whole band that sounds like it could go a number of ways! Although simply back into Playin' is always a good choice, but wait, they don't stop there! They boom into Casey Jones, however the boom in is much more exciting the the actual Casey Jones.
But it's totally worth the listen! Check it out :]
November 6, 2012
Tough one to rate
This was a decent show with some definite highlights but nothing too outstanding. The thought of giving a Charlie Miller soundboard a 3-star review (especially being the only review on the page) seemed unfair. The high points: Great, funky Shakedown (despite less than great Jerry vocals), a stellar jam out of Playing, a fantastic Space (yes, Space!) with a cool calypso vibe and some fine keyboard work by Keith throughout the show. The low points: Terrible shrieking at the end of Deal that really botch the whole tune for me (not Donna this time, I think it's Bobby singing falsetto!) and Jerry's lackluster vocals in the second set, especially on Terrapin ("inspiration" is hardly inspiring when it's croaked!). Overall a pretty good show and worth a listen.